Primavera: n. the Italian word for the season of Spring. In French it’s le printemps.
Posy: n. flower
Picture: n. a pictorial or graphic representation
My birthday is March 21, which I consider the first day of spring, although this year the equinox actually falls on the 20th. No matter.
When I was a child growing up in New England, I always hoped it would snow for my birthday, because in late March the ground was usually an ugly mixture of mud and dirty clumps of old dehydrated snow.
Now, in the verdant Pacific Northwest, plants are actually beginning to bloom, even if the rain persists. These are some of the P-posies I found in my yard today:
I don’t know what this last plant is… it’s invasive. It grows from tiny bulblets deep in the soil which are attached to the plant by a threadlike root which instantly breaks if you try to dig or pull the plant. And Roundup doesn’t faze it either. This is a problem I need to solve! Any ideas?